Chanda's secrets /

by Stratton, Allan..
Type: Book
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2004 .Description: 193 p. ; 19 cm .Summary: A girl's struggle amid the African AIDS pandemic, Chanda, is an astonishingly perceptive girl living in the small city of Bonang, a fictional city in Southern Africa. When her youngest sister dies, the first hint of HIV/AIDS emerges, Chanda must confront undercurrents of shame and stigma. Not afraid to explore the horrific realities of AIDS, Chanda's Secrets also captures the enduring strength of loyalty, friendship and family ties. Above all, it is a story about the corrosive nature of secrets and the healing power of truth .ISBN: 155037835X (bound) :; 9781550378351 (bound); 1550378341 (pbk.) :; 9781550378344 (pbk.).Related Subjects: AIDS (Disease) -- Africa -- Fiction | Teenagers and death -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Shame -- Fiction
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A girl's struggle amid the African AIDS pandemic, Chanda, is an astonishingly perceptive girl living in the small city of Bonang, a fictional city in Southern Africa. When her youngest sister dies, the first hint of HIV/AIDS emerges, Chanda must confront undercurrents of shame and stigma. Not afraid to explore the horrific realities of AIDS, Chanda's Secrets also captures the enduring strength of loyalty, friendship and family ties. Above all, it is a story about the corrosive nature of secrets and the healing power of truth.

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